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at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks surprisingly good. a little facelift work maybe. >>> traffic and weather coming up. well talk -- [ inaudible ] >>> live doppler light to moderate rain from concord to bay point through 24 to oakland across the bay bridge to san francisco and the bigger batch just now impacting the coast this is going to hit the heart of th
services. >>> president obama is closely monitoring a week-long strike at two southern california ports. 800 members of the clerical union who work at the ports of los angeles and long beach had been working without a contract for more than two years. the clerks don't handle cargo but dock workers are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of most terminals. experts estimate the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day. and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> there's a tentative contract agreement between port of oakland and union workers. two weeks ago, more than 500 members of seiu local 1021 went on strike. they had been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the "fiscal cliff" after he rejected a counterproposal from congressional republicans. that plan promised to trim $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years and cuts from entitlements and billions in new tax revenues only from tax reform. and
agreement has been reached with striking employees at the port of oakland. we'll have details on the new contract. forces in the country worked with the afghan military in the rescue operation. it 's not clear whether the doctor was harmed by his captors. but we do know that the doctor will be able to rejoin his family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a house near the afghan border. his wife was killed, his daughter was wounded in the attack. officials say the al qaida leader became second in command in june after another senior leader was strike. >> egypt's liberal opposition group is calling for more protests today. this comes after president mohamed morsy rescinded a decree that gave him near absolute power. however, morsy is going a constitution adopted by his islamist allies. so now, the 'national salvation front' is calling for a demonstration against that referendum. venezuelan >> president hugo chavez will return to cuba today after announcing that h
the local three port strike. >> there's got to be some sort of unity. you've got to stand by your values in anything you do. >> reporter: the wharf is quiet tonight, but crabbers are hoping that will change soon. the crab association president would not talk about what the price spread was, but did say the fishermen were meeting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to decide what to do. >>> meantime, the union representing workers at the port of oakland says its members are freed to ratify a four yearcontract. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. it includes a $3,500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to provide it to the union of port commissioners for approval. >>> in washington state, at least one business owner wants to take advantage of the marijuana law for recreational use. a bar owner in olympia has a private room upstairs where cigarette smoking is allowed. with not many people showing up, frank is hoping pot smoking will improve his bottom line. >> i have no customers. to bring in another type of a person to come in my establ
>> next, losses from a southern california port strike are climbing into the billions. next, the big boost the dispute is giving the port of oakland. >>> stepping out for a night on the town, what nancy pelosi says the nation needs to see this holiday season from democrats and republicans. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> it is a monday, 5:11. good morning hope you had a great weekend. it is dry the rain has stopped this is the embarcadero in san francisco, no problems, you can go for an early morning jog if you would like. when is the rain going to come back? mike is keeping an eye on his forecast that in a moment. >>> pg&e workers are still out this morning trying to restore power to 2,000 bay area homes and businesses. biggest outage is not bay, 700 customers i
settlement between port of oakland and union as oakland is getting extra business because of a port strike in long beach and los angeles. clerical workers on their eighth day of a strike. poverty workers in oakland set to vote on the proposed deal tomorrow. details not being released. the port and union workers have been bargaining for 16 months. >>> former commander of a contra costa narcotics task force is expected to plead guilty to drug charges. he will admit to five federal counts, conspiracy to sell marijuana and meth, theft, robbery and civil rights violations. he was caught in a federal sting operation in february of last year with the guilty plea he faces minimum of 10 years. >>> san francisco's supervisors are set to take a final vote this afternoon to amend the building code to reduce square footage requirement for residental units the microapartments would be 220 square feet, the measure initially passed after supervisor weiner it would be for new construction only. he also agreed to captain initial round of building permits at 375 microapartments. rents are expected to go for
dispute over the price that is keeping them on dry land. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay. before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to $3 a pound. last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year crab fishermen were on strike for weeks. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may rise. today a board will hear proposal that will force landlords to designate units as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters hope demand for nonsmoking units with will pressure landlords to lower the number of smoking units. >>> this morning big changes to the bay bridge toll, work scheduled to begin on renovations on the new east span of the bay bridge scheduled to open next september. the project includes paving, restriping and facelift for the toll. the work is expected to take six months. >>> workers at the port of oakland voted to ratify new four year contract cost of living raise and signing bonus. labor and management have been bargaining since last summer. the contract goes to the board of port commissioners for approva
top executive at the port of oakland is out. james kwon is quitting effective this month but will stay on as an advisor until his replacement is found. he allegedly billed strip club charges to the port on two occasions and the audit found questionable expenses by dozens of port employees and commissioners. the executive director omar benjamin retired after the audit. >>> in a few hours, search crews in vallejo will deploy' so for video camera to try to find a missing man of the officials think 77-year-old phillip mattingly of fair oaks may have fallen into the mare island strait last seen saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the eastshore of the island. divers and coast guard boats have searched the waters but have found nothing. >>> today contra costa county leaders will debate scaling backfire service. supervisors are considering closing as many as four stations. the proposed closures come after voters failed to pass measure q a partial tax to fund the fire services. >>> let's check the weather. >> snow around the bay area? and rain? >> yes. >> welcome back! >> a good possibi
. >>> new rules and changes at the top after a strip club spending scandal involving port of oakland. officials relegalled -- revealed yesterday kwan has agreed to retire accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. officials say the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper expenditures and now have new rules. >>> sonoma county and concord debating issues today involving growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider proposal to limit patients to having six plants and eight ounces of dry pot per year the same as the state law currently sonoma allows 30 plans and three pounds of dry pot in concord hearing to decide whether patients should continue to be allowed to grow outdoors or move towards banning it city wide. >>> contra costa county board is set to vote today on proposed closure of four fire stations, martinez, walnut creek, we have lafayette and clayton. cuts come -- after voters rejected parcel tax for fire services on the november ballot, no firefighters will lose their jobs because the dis
15 ports along the east coast and the gulf and officials estimate it will cost $1 billion a day. >>> 5:03. let's check traffic and weather. we had a break yesterday but i guess rain is coming back. >> it's all gone. >> hello. >> it didn't last very long. we got rain heading towards the bay area and you can see that low. it's right there. so it hasn't quite hit the bay area yet. but by later on this afternoon, that's when we're going to see light showers and it's going to quickly spread all across the bay area, continuing to tomorrow morning. so it's on approach right now and you can see those showers. bring an umbrella if you are heading outside at all today. so again you won't need it for this morning. the only thing we're talking about are all these cold temperatures. very chilly. fairfield 34 degrees. san francisco in the 40s. it's going to be a cold day this afternoon. temperatures sightly below what we saw yesterday, 54 in oakland, 51 in san rafael, 52 in santa rosa. so you got the idea. just a cold rainy day on tap. it looks like it's going to continue through tomorrow cle
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
. the shipment worth $18,000 was seize ted ports of los angeles and long beach. california consumer advocates say the toys contain toxic chemicals used to make rubber and plastics. >> is there always the most sunday send -- sunday send table because tad hers put everything in their mouth. >> ama: the toxic chemical has been linked to birth defects, asthma, and adhd. >> in just a few minutes a minimum nora lighting will take in san francisco to mark the beginning of hanukkah. another is sed scheduled in union square. the lighting semis will continue each day until december 15th. it's been a holiday tradition in union square since 1975. the first candle is lit to commemorate the victory of a small ban of fighters over the syrian army. >> a dining experience led women to be embarrassed. >> and a chilly night across the bay area. as we take a live look outside. we'll check in with meteorologist leigh glaser to meteorologist leigh glaser to find out if you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cous
a little taste of the world. enjoy sabra dips. adventure awaits. >>> port of oakland employees voted to ratify a contract agreement reached last month. this is video from the strike. the agreement includes a cost of living raise over the next two years and a signing bonus. they have been bargaining since june of 2011. >>> gas prices continue to drop. the average price in the u.s. dropped 10 cents over the past three weeks. in san francisco the average price $3.71. that is down 30 cents from a months ago. in oakland 3 dollars 59. san jose see the dollars 57. >>> president obama and speaker of the house john boehner met today to discuss the fiscal cliff. this comes as the head of the international monetary fund said failing to reach a deal would have far reaching effects on the economy. >> reporter: a quick fix is not the answer for resolving the fiscal crisis. a more comprehensive solution is needed. she says any deal must do more than avoid the fiscal cliff to get america's economy growing again. >> there is still the degree of uncertainty that prevents investors from making decision
"" expenditures by port of oakland workers in 2011. that's according to a pair of audits released yesterday that looked at what employees purchased with public dollars. the release of the audit has forced maritime director james kwon to step down. an internal audit of 2011 expenses were already underway in october when news broke about the port's executive director, omar benjamin and kwon spent nearly 45-hundred dollars at a houston strip club. >> two men shot are expected to survive. it happened in the 2300 block of mandarin way after 10:00. there were transported to a local hospital with not life- threatening injuries. the investigation is still ongoing. >> an update on the fiscal cliff the federal reserve is expected and on buying plan that would soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that would go into effect in january if congress cannot reach a deal. the white house and republicans are not selling any outward signs of yielding. house speaker john bennett says he is waiting for the president to identify the spending cuts he is willing to make-that senator johntoday, autho
:49. there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland, into questionable spending of money. james caan is now stepping down. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders skirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >>> it is something that we take seriously and are not gonna close our eyes, too. we're gonna look at it. make sure that mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he's the second executive to step down. omar benjamin abruptly retired last month. the port says the two racked up more than $5,000 in charges at two strip luns. the money has since been -- clubs. the money has since been repaid. >>> more than 40,000 people visit it every day. how a redesign will make a popular part of fisherman's wharf even better. >>> our time is now 7:53. four nfl players will find out today if their suspensions for a bounty investigation of the new orleans saints will be upheld, reduced or thrown out. former commissioner paul tagliabue will
this morning and really intensifying by midmorning into the early port angeles of the afternoon. you can see santa rosa coming up as we can see here nearly 2 inch. but look at boulder creek, over 5" of rain. san josi nearly an inch. san francisco just about an inch and oakland 1.25". fremont just over 1.5". we're still tracking moderate to heavy rain across the region right now. all thought coverage has been decreasing on live stormtracker 2, but we're watching the santa cruz mountains with the excessive rainfall amounts. we'll check out the south bay for san josi, the darker shades evergreen and yellows reflect heavy rainfall towards milpitas and livermore, this activity just beginning to drift to the south and east. basically just a few lingering showers out towards the brentwood area and around antioch. those yellow and reds showing up around highway 4. and up in the north bay, you can pick out of the coverage backing off quite a bit, but we have some heavier downpours closer to the concord area. as far as snow, actually just snapped this picture a few minutes ago. highway 9, you can see
, anywhere. . >>> union workers at the port of oakland this weekend voted to ratify a four-year contract, ending a nasty labor dispute. the deal comes after more than 500 workers walked off the job in november. deal includes a 2.5% cost of increase for 20 13-2014 and a l3500 signing bonus for each employee. the union says the next step is to present the tentative agreement to the board of port commissioners for approval. >> a preliminary hear willing continue on monday for a san francisco man accused of being a medical impersonator. 49-year-old carlos guzman-garza faces charges including theft of a physician assistant identity and practicing medicine without a license. prosecutors say nine victims have stepped forward with stories about botched procedures allegedly by guzman- garza at his derma clinic. is he accused of illegal performing facelifts as well as lip and buttock augmentations. >>> british police are pushing australian authorities for an investigation into the radio station at heart of that royal prank that apparently led a nurse to committee sued. the death has prompted an a
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
. >>> weather is the only thing keeping the late steve jobs' yacht from leaving port in a.m. dam. until now it had -- amsterdam. until now it had been impounded by the ship's designer who claim the estate owed him money. the estate paid to resolve that dispute. the yacht will likely stay in port because of weather. the 127 million dollar vessel is headed for california. >>> crab fishermen authority of the bay area will get two more weeks of unwanted vacation. california department of fish and game has moved back the start of the season to january 15th. the season was supposed to begin at start of december for men seen know county and points north. fish -- fish and game says the crab has not yet developed enough meat. >>> 5:17. we want to keep an eye on what is a not storm today, just today. >> we get a break today. >> is that an official weather term, a not storm? >> yes,, okay. >> thanks for pretending along. >> yes, if katie says so, it is to be. is what i was told. good morning, from sutro tower you can see it is quiet across san francisco towards the east bay hills. cloud cover no rain
ratings are dropping. >> retail industry is keeping"g÷ a close eye on port along the east coast.&ú8uq here's ellen with the bloomberg business report. >>> christmas tree and lights may still be up, retailers are gearing up for spring it is their most lucrative time of the year as customers stock+g5 possible strike looming at more than a dozen ports 15,000 workers potentially ready to walk off the job, cuts off apparel makers a lot at stake so many chains get their shipments from overseas. apple may be a favorite among consumers but not customer satisfaction with the website. research finding apple's customer satisfaction dropping from last year. the company introduced more must-have products during the holiday season, so making the site harder to navigate. amazon takes the crown, new record high in the study, sells everything from consumer electronics to food to clothes. at the new york stock exchange, i'm ellen brightman with the bloomberg business report. >>> time for a check of the weather.j(iiñ >>> rain today, won't be a steady stream inkind of intermittent. >> yes, i'm -- i'm sorry y
be heard next year. >> clerical workers at the port of los angeles and long beach are walking the picket lines for an eighth day. the union and management were unable to reach a deal to end the strike after a late- night meeting. the work stoppage has dramatically slowed activity at the nation's busiest cargo complex. the port of oakland has picked up some of the work not going to southern california ports. the clerical workers have been without a contract since june 2010. they're accusing terminal operators of outsourcing clerical jobs. officials estimate the strike is costing the u-s economy a billion- dollars per day. >> this man is in police custody after allegedly pushing a man in front of a time square subway. he tried to climb to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform. >> the judge over the fort hood shooting trial has been removed from the case. a military appeals court in texas says that it was because of the judge treatment of the suspect. indicating a lack of impartiality. hassan is charged with 13 people dead and dozens injured. he is facing the death pen
.m.. the open in september next year. >> port of oakland boys voted to ratify for your contract agreement. it was reached after a 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. >> this is video from that strike. the tentative agreement includes a host of living raise over the next two years. >> there will not be voting on the sutter health $2 billion hostile project in san francisco anytime soon. the board as the providers have postponed a vote until next year. the proposal to build a 555 bed hospital on van ness ave have hit a roadblock when a hospital cannot commit to keeping st. luke's hospital open. the vote for the hospital project is scheduled for tomorrow, but negotiations had been scheduled of this week. >> surveillance pictures of two women police say are using a stolen credit card from sausalito. the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 31st. there were last seen on the east life dealt cvs stores and the chevronfrontage road. >> northbound caltran tracks in san francisco have reopened after a car that was sitting on the tr
ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneaker and snow shovels. >>> the housing market shows new signs of rebounding. the commerce department says sales of new homes increased by about 4.5% in november from the month before. that's the fastest pace in two years. >>> and that's your moneywatch. for more, stay with cbsmoneywatch.com. back to you. >> thank you. >>> with all the snow falling in the sierra, avalanche concerns are on the minds of many after two people died at resorts this week. cbs reporter neda iranpour asks, what's being done to keep skiers safe? >> reporter: it's one of the snowiest decembers here at northstar ski resort during one of the busiest weeks. >> i love snow. it's really cool because it's all fluffy and soft. >> the conditions are amazing, we have had a lot of new snow. >> reporter: but potential for avalanches goes up as the snowpack does. >> it helps with a sliding surface. you have a hard base underneath and light snow on top. >> reporter: two avalanches on chris
. >>> checking other bay area headlines now on this tuesday, the port of oakland and union workers have reached a tentative contract agreement. two weeks ago more than 500 members of the seiu local 1021 went on strike. both sides have been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> the contra costa county fire protection district will hold a special meeting to consider a cost-cutting service reduction plan. among the actions being considered the closure of some fire stations. the district had to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority in the election last month call for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> capitol hill lawmakers now have just four weeks to agree on a budget solution and judging from the rhetoric on both sides, they are getting nowhere. here's susan mcginnis with more on today's scheduled talks and the latest proposal from republicans. >>> reporter: governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the "fiscal cliff." the
are threatening to strike during one of the busiest times of the year. union members picketed at the port of oakland yesterday on behalf of nonunion workers who say they have been mistreated for trying to organize. one woman complained she was fired for complaining about working conditions. >> who is going to support me? i have to pay more rent. i have to pay my food. >> union members want airport contractor to address nonunion workers complaints. they also want a new contract and want both by december 17th or they may go on strike. >>> 4:34 right now. bart is giving military veterans a leg up. the board of directors approved a new hiring policy yesterday. it gives veterans a 5% chance over other perspective workers. veterans must have six months of active status and honorable discharge and they must also pass is a new exam. >>> survivors of the attack on pearl harbor will be honored today in alameda. today is the 71st anniversary of the tragedy that helped usher the united states into world war ii. it will include the arrival of veterans in world war ii for. it will shine from dusk until
. >> christmas toys from china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state iy the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had th
than 14,000 longshoremen are threatening to go on strike at 15 major ports on sunday. the labor dispute is based on an expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the fourth involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of good at the goods and every year, about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic. the walkout could cost the economy billions of dollars that would affect ford's from new york city to houston. amazon is announce this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchased 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. that is a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the websites best sellers with the kindle fire hb tablet leading the way. >> it helps the u.s. economy. >> that's why i did it mark >> you did it for the economy. a look at the bay bridge and it is common pleasant and 32 degrees right now. we're expecting a
at the ports of long beach and los angeles. workers returned to work about 35 minutes ago ending an eight- day strike. here's new video from southern california. the port's clerical workers went on strike and dock workers refused to cross picket lines. the issue claimed that clerical workers could be outsourced and their jobs would go overseas. but they are denying that. the union reached a tentative agreement that will be voted on in the next couple of days. it's expected to pass. >>> 7:39. a lot of rain this morning. grab an umbrella and drive careful. tara, you are seeing a lot of flooded roads. >> that's right. we have a lot of, you know, one to tree feet of water -- to three feet of water. paul avenue southbound, we've had an issthere. 580 westbound at the lakeport avenue. right now we're going to take a live look at the macarthur maze. our bay bridge toll camera is down. you can see all of these folks here trying to get to the bay bridge toll plaza. we do have a lot of backup on the east shore freeway. you can see definitely slow going and these are rain- slicked roads. up next, let's ta
/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the university system. >>> police in south san francisco are cracking down on repeat dui offenders. police will be watching for drivers with several dui convictions who are still on the road despite having a suspended license. police say those drivers often do not have insurance and are more likely to receive the seen of an accident. officers say -- leave the scene of an accident. officers say those repeat offenders risk being arrested and having their car impounded. >>> bay area drivers may think that christmas has come e
the strike that crippled two of the nation's largest ports. >>> new expansion plans just
evacuation orders due to a toxic cloud due to a fire at the port, an intense sulfur like order forced people to wear face masks around the city as well. and the death toll from a typhoon in the philippines exceeded 400 people. most of them lived in the steep valley in the south of the country. flooding and wind were so severe in places people thought were safe turned up not to be safe. that includes two emergency shelters that were just swept away. it hit tuesday with winds over 170 miles per hour. it's now weakening in the south china sea. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton just announced the u.s. and russia have reached an agreement in hopes of ending the civil war in syria. clinton has been meeting with the foreign minister and united nations mediator. the deal calls for mediation effort for all parties in syria to bring about a political transition there. syrian president bashar assad must leave power to ensure a democratic future for the country. >>> u.s. stock futures dropped in light traded overnight as investors awaited the november jobs report. >>> it's just out showing the
are stepping up here. >> the group is concerned about getting back social security cards and pass ports that belong to the chaperone. >> it's an unfortunate situation. >> let's take a look at the weekend forecast. >> there is no wayne in the forecast. we have a cloud-free sky right now. some areas of thin, high clouds, just scatter area around the bay area, low 60s in other locations. and it's a mild afternoon. taking a look at this afternoon, it will be chilly, clear skies and getting cold early morning lows from mid-30s to mid-40s in the there could be patches of fog tomorrow, by afternoon, sunny, mild and 60s on the coast. up to 60s to mid-70s -- 60s inland and milder whether coming up. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up later. >> thank you. >> still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 the man dubbed the toughest sheriff in america takes aim at a letter writing campaign against him. >> what traffic officials want installed in new cars and truck that's would make them more like commercial airplane autos michael finney taking questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here
china with tox craig levels of chemicals will remain under lock and key. port authorities seized a shipment an the toys were determined unsafe. the christmas figures, including a load of plastic ducks in santa suits were found to have access levels of a chemical used to mike vinyl and plastics. >>> controversy is brewing at the state capitol over repairs made to legislators cars just as the government pulled the plug on the free ride. here's the story. reporter: state lawmakers no longer get vehicles as part of their compensation. they're now reimbursed per mile like most workers in the private sector for any business-related trips. but the compensation commission said the car perks had to end. california was the only state in the country providing vehicles for politicians while deep budget cuts were happening. a new "associated press" analysis, though, found in the months leading up to surrendering their cars a year ago, several lawmakers had extensive repairs done on taxpayer money. some were routine maintenance work, others upgraded their gps systems, had the brakes replaced o
the kids out to play. >> -- good morning. 6:17. looking from roof cam towards the port of oakland, gorgeous sunrise, i'll put it on my facebook page. live doppler 7 hd, radar and satellite superimposed on one graphic don't see much in the way of cloud cover until you get to the lower left of the screen nothing in the way of radar returns very dry out there this morning thanks to offshore wind that is keeping oakland at 60°, in our valleys, winds not as prevalent, 39 in santa rosa and fairfield, a lot of 40s inland to the santa clara valley, san jose 46, los gatos 47 around the bay low to mid 50s even half moon bay 59° right now. mid to upper 40s most of the monterey bay and inland gilroy 39°. this afternoon sunny, warmest afternoon this week within a few degrees of record highs. light rains possible tuesday night into wednesday, going to happen, much cooler on back side of that system wednesday through sunday. south bay san jose going to warm up to 66° los gatos warm and spot, redwood city and san mateo 64, half moon bay 65, 63 daly city south san francisco and downtown san francisco. n
a note from christine smith in lake ported, a tweet from her, it's cloudy but no rain. temperatures in the 40s in inland valleys. low 50s and how rain is going in two spurts and chaps of sprinkles this morning. chance of a scattered shower and better chance on sunday. >> a little busier at bay bridge toll plaza. no metering lights. you can see the fastrak are a whizzing on by. first reports of a stall 680 at south myz blocking the off-ramp in the oakland area. a look at your drive out of antioch is slowing as you make your way towards hillcrest. just about 20 minute drive. >>> new this morning, the senate is turning its attention to a $60 billion disaster aid package for super storm sandy victims. they will debate the bill on monday but republicans are looking at a smaller package to cover immediate needs. they are waiting for more detailed evidence for damage on additional spending. new york city teachers' union are pledging a billion dollars to help repair roads and bridges and other damaged infrastructure. >> if you are an early riser to get the work out, it may be best in the af
building at the former army port into an art themed hotel. they want to install wooden decks and bridges between the sites. there would also be movable pontoons and one would include a heated pool. all of west 8's ideas will be going there a public review process. >>> 6:26 is the time right now. as we get closer to christmas i think the traffic might be lightening up a bit. >> yeah it does get better. as we get closer to the e. of the week, chris -- end of the week christmas is next tuesday. here we are on wednesday. let's see what happens. let's take a look at the commutes. traffic -- no major problems. also the morning commute is looking good on the sunol grade. heading down to the bottom of the hill. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you. cold out there. freeze warnings to the north bay. frost advisory everywhere else. 20s and 30s. officially 41 in san francisco. i've seen 45 at knowy valley. we will have sunshine today and increasing clouds coming in tomorrow. it's going to be a pretty good marine maker and snow maker for us here. that is not until friday and sunday. pam. >>> a local
. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of los angeles and long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. this is a google earth view of san franciso looking north across the city. currently any cargo ship that enters or exits san francisco bay has to use one of three shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these lanes will be reconfigured. the new routes will be longer and narrower. the idea is to restrict ships to a smaller area when they pass through know whale feeding grounds. are spoke with a marine biologist, jonathan stern. >> this is a great plan. if we alter the shipping lanes the whales could have more of a chance to avoid these ships. >> reporter: the new shipping lanes go into effect in 2013. in san francisco, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> grant: cal trans has lifted chain restrictions on interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra near lake tahoe for the first time in days. roads are clear for now. but there is still plenty of snow off to the sides. roads on the way to tahoe area ski resorts are also clearing up. and resorts
'll go live to jane king at the new york stock exchange coming up next. >>> each port of oakland reporting 32° now frost in a lot of areas except san francisco where coolest temperature 37° forest hill area. sunshine, high clouds, low to mid 50s today. doppler across the state quiet now if you are heading north we had the black ice this morning, rain and higher elevation snow around eureka, crescent city and mount shasta during the afternoon. socal upper -- [ unintelligible ] see rather quiet now. today or tomorrow good -- sierra is quiet now if you can get there today or tomorrow good. >>> breaking news, we've just learned that robert bork has died, a legal scholar best known for being nominated to the supreme court by president reagan in 1987 that nomination failed. he's also known for his role in the saturday night massacre during the nixon administrator when he fired cox and the attorney general of the u.s. would not and resigned in protest robert bork was 84-years-old. >>> more on the school tragedy in connecticut, two hours from now, president obama is scheduled to hold a
and destroyed this apartment on bridge port court in san jose. >> people were trapped inside. our crews went into rescue mode, combating hire fire conditions. >> a person behind the complex called 911. down the hall this man saw the fire, evacuated his own family and called for help, worried that his neighbors were trapped. >> i hear leads cry. i'm scared because i don't know if somebody is inside or not. >> a quick response kept the fire from spreading to other apartments and other buildings in the large apartment complex and also saved lives. >> our emf evaluated maybe up to seven or eight people. three were transported, including a police officer who made entry into the doorway of the residence and pulled one of the residents out. >> the three remain being treated for smoke inhalation. working to pinpoint what caused the deadly blaze. >> firefighters don't like the loss of life in fires. that's one of the things that saddens us, particularly during the holiday season. we will try to determine what caused the fire and how to prevent it in the future. >> fifty-six neighbors have been displa
year contract agreement reached after 24 hour strike last month that disrupted port operations. this is a video from the strike. the tentative agreement includes a cost-of-living raise over the next two years. if at a signing bonus for each employee. the two sides have been bargaining unsuccessfully since july 21st. >> the board of supervisors have postponed the vote on the sutter home hospital. the 555 bed hospital deal hit a roadblock. and both of the hot the project schedule for tomorrow. >> surveillance pictures coming in the two women pleas for looking for use in a stolen credit card from sausalito. >> the two women were recorded by two separate security cameras in mill valley on october 1st. there were last seen at the eastblithedale cd and store and on the chevron assets at the severinus on redwood frontage road. >> tomorrow council members will decide whether to allow patients to grow medical marijuana as outdoors in concord. in 2005 the city banned medical marijuana dispensaries, but the ordinance did not address outdoor cultivation. several california cities have alre
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
is at fisherman's wharf in san francisco where crab boats are sitting in port this morning not good for crab lovers, anne. >> reporter: no. but, you know, who it is good for? crabs. the cages that normally trap them are idle on the boats here behind me because of a strike that's going on now. it's all a dispute over price and comes down to the simple laws of economics. now, the season started back in mid-november. everything was going very well until sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were planning to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80 a pound. brokers say that's because after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. well, now that crab boats are idle, supply is dropping. in fact, some retailers say they have no crabs left in their tank and we'll see how long that lasts. these things usually have a way of working themselves out. once the feet are put to the fire. in the meantime, there is no professional crab fishing in san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay.
and satellite and radar pictures shows that to the north of us, nw is being hammered with snow and port when. we will get a taste of that starting tomorrow. more on friday. we don't expect widespread rain really until friday. tomorrow afternoon santa rosa getting some light rain. pell of them was ever fell use it later in the after now. earlier in the evening and thursday night at 8:00 you can see as its stars to fill out a little more headed towards the south it could become a little more widespread moderate to heavy rain. highs for today - we should basically get up and to the '50s. 54 in oakland or 50 for san mateo, occurred lay out now but also topping out at around 51 degrees. 7 day around the bay shows sunny today after the cold start. breezy, and wet for there is a. saturday and sunday look to be unsettled in the form of showers. the measures will stay in the mid-50s. monday tuesday monday is christmas eve looking to be dry. tuesday, lots of sunshine and topping out in the '50s. >> we're still looking at a pretty good ride around the bay area. we're not tracking any problems our hot spots
wall to discourage voting. >> contract talks between workers at the port of lost angeles and long beach have resumed. the clerical workers began striking last tuesday. they claim management haven't outsourcing their well-paid jobs out of state and overseas. the employers' association which represents 14 shippers and terminal operators and denies the allegations. they say they have offered a lifelong job security to the 600 or so full-time clerical workers. >> coming up on the kron for morning new as we will have more headlines here. we will continue to go through some of the photos, the mini photos you have sent in over the course of this last rain storm. everybody is dealing with torrential downpours and high waters. continue to send pictures. e mail them to us at breaking news at kron4.com. you can stay updated at our web site facebook page, and twitter feeds as well. welcome back the timing is 4:24. the deadly collapse ave highway structure and not far from tokyo. prompted and inspection order. recovery efforts have been suspended while more pieces are to it's been for men from falle
for the port of oakland. >>> swee have new information about a man who took a dangerous fall here in oakland. that's coming up. >>> and could same-sex marriage be once again legal in -- legal in california? ñ? good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back to "mornings on 2." i'm claudine wong in for tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> just hours ago, around midnight our time, japan had a huge earthquake. it was a magnitude 7.3 quake in the where thes off -- waters off northeastern japan. the quake they had today sent people running out into the streets. you can see women there wearing safety masks. electrical and phone lines dangled from power poles. the high rises swayed for several minutes. now, a coastal city did report a three-foot high tsunami.
's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a tribute to newtown's little angel. the memorial display inside the national cathedral. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> welcome back. delta has received an overwhelming response to its announcement that it will hire 400 new flight attendants. 400 openings but they've received 22,000 applications so far. interviews are scheduled to start next month. the new hires will start flying in june. but delta says it needs people who speak japanese, mandarin, hinddy or portuguese. they need mor
're listing to port >> reporter: side. southwest airlines says no one was hurt and the passengers were taken off the plane and boarded another jet to their final destination. >> tense moments in a sacramento mall. a fight sending shoppers running frantically for the doors. >> a wave of panic came running across the mall as shoppers scurried away from the chaos that began at the food court. >> "terrifying. it was the scariest moment i've ever had in my life." >> reporter: police say it all began when a fistfight got out of control, drawing in at least 20 juveniles. >> "he swung at one of the dudes. they started fighting and then all the groups jumped in, and they all started fighting." >> reporter: gabby miller says even after police and mall security jumped in, some of the teens kept fighting. >> "the police caught, maybe, three of them, and then they all came over here towards the pretzel place and did it a second time." >> reporter: that's when several people inside the mall heard what they thought were gunshots. >> "we all heard it 'cause everybody was coming to see the second fight." >>
recently after leaving the airport in port-aw-prince. in addition, bacterial infections like cholera are common in many parts of the country, and medical services are extremely limited. bad news for families trying to adopt children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliating against a u-s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it's not dealing with any local clients at the moment. but it's devastating news to others across the country. in france. the government has thrown out a plan to tax the country's ultra-rich at a 75 percent rate. the tax was one of the president's campaign promises. however, a consititutional council says the amount was excessive. some felt that the tax would not solve the country's fiscal problems. and would only push wealthy people out of the country. france's most famous actor, gerard dep-ard-doo, recently moved to belgium to avoid taxes. meanwhile, u
. this affects more than 14,000 longshoremen at 15 major ports. the labor dispute is based on an expired its expiring contract between the international longshoremen's association and the u.s. maritime alliance. the board involved in the dispute transport more than 100 million t of of goods every year about 40 percent of the nation's cargo traffic from new york city to miami and houston. >> amazon has announced this year's holiday sales as their biggest ever. consumers purchase 306 items per second on their peak day this season. amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on fiber monday. that's a new record for the online retailer. amazon set another record on christmas day for digital download. the scandal continues to dominate the blood sides of best sellers with the kindle a fire each d tablet leading the way. >> a quick break as the kron4 morning news continues. i live look at san jose and we are watching conditions. clouds are rolling in but it is very light said light traffic. >> the time is 9:14 a.m. and we are watching the weather. many people in the midwest and northeas
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